Software Update: Mozilla Firefox 42.0

Nov

4

2015

Mozilla has released version 42 of its Firefox web browser. In version 42, inter alia, also blocked tracking cookies installed in private mode, there are several improvements to WebRTC, including IPv6 support, and the password manager is now able to import passwords from Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Chrome. Although this further is not in the release notes, version 42 is the first edition with a separate download for Windows 64bit. However, upgrading the 32bit version to the 64bit version is not possible, but they can be used together.

New

Private Browsing with Tracking Protection blocks certainement Web elements That could be used to record your behavior across sites
ControlCenter That site contains security and privacy controls
Indicator added to tabs That play audio with one-click muting
WebRTC improvements:
IPV6 support
Preferences for controlling ICE candidate generation and IP exposure
Hooks for extensions to allow / deny create sacrifice / Answer
Improved ability for applications to monitor and control devices-which are used in getUserMedia
Login Manager improvements:
Improved heuristics to save usernames and passwords
Edit and show all logins in line Copy / Paste usernames / passwords from the Context menu
Migration imports your passwords from Firefox to Google Chrome for Windows and Internet Explorer; import anytime from the Log Manager

Changed

Improved performance on interactive websites That trigger a lot of restyles

HTML5

Implemented ES6 Reflect
Support ImageBitmap and createImageBitmap ()
MediaSource Extension for HTML5 video available for all sites

Developer

View HTML source in a tab
Remote debugging site over WiFi (no USB cable or ADB needed)
Asynchronous call stacks now allow web developers to follow the code flow through setTimeout, DOM event handlers, and Promise handlers.
Configurable Firefox OS Simulator in WebIDE, to Simulate reference devices like phones, tablets, even TVs
CSS filter presets in the Inspector
Ability to save filter presets inside CSS Filter Tooltip

Known Issues

URLs containing a Unicode format Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) are not redirected properly, leading to a Server Not Found error.

The following downloads are available:
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Windows (32bit, Dutch)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Windows (64bit, Dutch)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Linux (32bit, Dutch)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Linux (64bit, Dutch)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for OS X (Dutch)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Windows (32bit, English)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Windows (64bit, English)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Linux (32bit, English)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Linux (64bit, English)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for OS X (English)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Windows (32bit, Fries)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Windows (64bit, Fries)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Linux (32bit, Fries)
* Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for Linux (64bit, Fries)
* Mozilla Firefox for OS X 42.0 (Fries)

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